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The Ebb of the Pink Tide


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Introduction: Neoliberalism on the Attack
1. From the Caracazo to Chavez
2. Bolivia Rises
3. Evo Morales in Power
4. Ecuador and the Battle for Yasuni
5. Venezuela: Decline and Fall
6. On the Margins of the Pink Tide: Mexico, Brazil, Argentina

About the Author

Mike Gonzalez is Emeritus Professor of Latin American Studies at the University of Glasgow. He is the author of The Ebb of the Pink Tide (Pluto, 2018) The Last Drop: The Politics of Water (Pluto, 2015) and Hugo Chavez: Socialist for the Twenty-first Century (Pluto, 2014). He is co-editor of Arms and the People (Pluto, 2012).


'To make sense of the degeneration of the Sandinista project in present day Nicaragua under Daniel Ortega, or the depths of the Venezuelan economic catastrophe under Nicols Maduro in Venezuela, there are few better primers than 'The Ebb of the Pink Tide'. This book provides some crucial foundations for the ongoing collective effort to contribute to Latin America's next cycle of emancipatory endeavours, from below and to the Left' -- Jeffery R. Webber, author of 'The Last Day of Oppression, and the First Day of the Same: The Politics and Economics of the New Latin American Left'

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